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TOP STORIES – Saturday, 03 June 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

3 June 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. Marcos signs EO to add private sector rep in PPP board

[CNN PHL Online, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/6/3/marcos-eo-private-sector-rep-ppp-governing-board.html

2. MAHARLIKA INVESTMENT FUND

-Maharlika Fund OK sans gov't pension funds, says NEDA

-Bayan Muna to challenge Maharlika Investment Fund before SC

-Treasury Bureau: Landbank stable amid qualms over Maharlika Fund contribution

-Lagman rejects SC challenge vs Maharlika bill: Only Congress can correct 'unwise' law

-Pimentel to Marcos: Veto Maharlika bill

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, CNN PHL Online, Manila Times, Daily Tribune]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/6/3/not-a-roadblock-maharlika-fund-ok-even-with-pension-fund-prohibition-neda-says

3. INFRASTRUCTURE

-Marcos OKs key PH dev't projects

-Marcos Jr. administration approves 2 ‘crucial’ projects

[Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, CNN PHL Online]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/6/2/marcos-o-ks-key-ph-dev-t-projects

4. DEGAMO SLAY CASE

-Remulla: ‘P8 million each for Degamo suspects’ retraction’

-DOJ chief names ex-usec in Degamo case ‘bribe try’

-Lawyers of detained suspects in killings of Degamo, 9 others deny P8-M offer to recant testimonies

[PhilStar, ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/06/03/2271113/p8-million-each-degamo-suspects-retraction

5. Taal Volcano has had 2 volcanic tremors in past 24 hours; Alert Level 1 remains

[GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, CNN PHL Online, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, PhilStar]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/871920/taal-volcano-has-had-2-volcanic-tremors-in-past-24-hours-alert-level-1-remains/story/?just_in

6. WEST PH SEA BUOYS

-PCG belies Chinese news: PH buoys still in WPS

-PCG verifying reports buoys removed in some parts of West Philippine Sea

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/215497/pcg-belies-chinese-news-ph-buoys-still-in-wps.

7. Slight drop in oil prices looms on Tuesday

[ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Online]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/03/23/slight-drop-in-oil-prices-looms-on-tuesday

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